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Targeting Seniors

This week is National Consumer Protection Week and today we offer some strategies to some of the most targeted consumers: seniors. Senior citizens are the most targeted and exploited by scammers each year. Annually there is an average loss of $500-$1000 per

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Posted in Elderly, Retirement, Scams

How to Fight Back Against Phone Scammers

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and today we’re offering some strategies to fight back against phone scammers. Have you ever received a phone call from someone who is trying to sell you something or that you won a trip to

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Posted in DOs and DON'Ts, How to Guides, Identity theft, Scams

Twitter Thursday: Preventing Fraud During Holiday Shopping

Black Friday Charges

Each week we participate in a Twitter Chat hosted by Experian to discuss important financial topics. This week’s topic: Smart Ways to Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season. We offer our tips to avoid fraud, scams and identity theft while holiday

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Credit, Identity theft, Overspending, Scams

How To Avoid Loan Modification Scams

There are many types of scams out there. And unfortunately, scam artists tend to target people that are already having financial troubles. Here’s a flashback Friday post to remind you to be cautious about where you get mortgage help. Homeowners face

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Posted in Foreclosure, Housing, Scams

10 Signs You’re Experiencing Financial Stress and What to Do About It

Financial stress is no joke. It can affect every aspect of our lives: from our relationships to our jobs to our health…and everything in between. Not sure if you’re experiencing financial stress? See if any of the following statements apply

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Posted in Credit, Debt, LSS Financial Counseling
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